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Old 01-14-2001, 08:23 AM   #1
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Post Exhaust....Which Side?

My brother bought me a 1/18 scale Impreza WRC car for Christmas and I noticed that the exhaust was on the right side of the car.
I was also looking at some Impreza WRC models and RC cars yesterday and the exhausts on those were also on the right hand side.
The exhaust on my RS is on the left side.

Any ideas why this is?

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Old 01-14-2001, 08:32 AM   #2
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I think that it may have something to do with the fact that we drive our cars from the other side. This means that the gas tank has to be relocated, thus making it so that they have to re-route the exhaust piping. Wouldnt want that gas tank getting too hot now would we
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Old 01-14-2001, 08:41 AM   #3
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I'm not saying you're wrong about relocating the gas tank for right-hand drive, but what on earth does that have to do with anything? I would think that the only thing you would have to is move a few wires about, maybe even the fuel line to make way for the steering column. But the whole gas tank? I don't see why that would be necessary. Any idea why they would do that?
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Old 01-14-2001, 08:45 AM   #4
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I think the WRC rally car has the exhaust on the right side..
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Old 01-14-2001, 01:48 PM   #5
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Skirvdawg.....he he he, I really was just trying to figure it out myself That was just my take on the question. I just figured that since the driver steered from the other side, than they would just design the car the complete opposite way (like a mirror image) have I confused you enough yet? I am going to stop talking now.
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Old 01-14-2001, 03:35 PM   #6
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last time i saw R.Burns drive it was from the left hand side....and the exhaust was exiting from the right.

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Old 01-14-2001, 03:58 PM   #7
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i think the WRC engine and exhaust layout is alittle different then the street WRX.

so thats why they have the exhaust on the right (probably it's shorter, since the exhaust pipe start from the right of the engine)

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Old 01-14-2001, 04:03 PM   #8
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this might clear things up

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Old 01-14-2001, 07:28 PM   #9
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I think its just the fact that having the exhaust come out from the right hand side of the car results in a much straighter system. Look under our cars with the piping and muffler on the left, there are a few bends here and there to get it to the left. Now since the turbo sits on the right hand side of the car, all you have to do is get a basically straight system right off the downpipe and you're set.

That's what I think anyway...
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Old 01-14-2001, 07:32 PM   #10
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I believe Keiho's hypothesis is correct. I'm in the process of building a Tamiya WRC model. The "turbo" is located on the right hand side, so with the exhaust system on the "right hand side," it is much straighter than our system. I'd take a pic of it, but I don't have a camera on me. Oh well. You'll just have to believe me!

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Old 01-15-2001, 01:17 AM   #11
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"Caution Left Hand Drive"

that is one Sticker that is goign on the back of my wagon. Confuse the piss out of the *******s.
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Old 01-15-2001, 03:38 AM   #12
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the exhast on the GT2 Impreza is on the right side.
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Old 01-15-2001, 04:54 AM   #13
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the exhaust on all the japanese imprezas exits on the left side along with the 22b exhaut which also exits on the left but i suppose exiting the exhaust on the right would be a more direct exit point which would make more sense..

ohh and the WRC cars use fuel cells i'm sure so they don't even have a gas tank
i hope that helps out
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